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Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray

If you were a famed mystery playwright with a devastating string of recent flops, what would you do for a can't-miss thriller script?

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Genre:   Mystery
Director:   Sidney Lumet
Writers:   Ira Levin, Jay Presson Allen
Cast:   Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, Dyan Cannon, Irene Worth, Henry Jones
Theatrical Release Date:   03/19/1982
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Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray
 
4.4

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4.0

"GUNPOINT"

By J.Gabin

from Pasadena, CA

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Comments about Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray:

The transfer widescreen all right looks great!
The print is quite good, but there are some white specks,however very good contrast, sharp 'image' and the audio track is clear and clean.
This is a quite good Blu-ray edition.

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4.0

Best version yet!

By Dave

from Bellevue, WA

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  • Beautiful Picture
  • Classic
  • Widescreen

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  • No extras

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Comments about Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray:

Finally great to see Deathtrap in widescreen and with a beautiful presentation. The movie was even better than I remembered it. Sadly, there are no extras with this film. I'm not surprised, since this is an "Archive" edition, but a movie this classic should be honored with interviews and a commentary.

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5.0

Correct Aspect Ratio

By The Moronic Movie Guy

from Chicago

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    Comments about Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray:

    This isn't a review of the movie. The only reviews on this site are from those who like the movie they're reviewing, anyway.

    No, this is simply to tell interested buyers that unlike the bare-bones old DVD, this IS, in fact, presented in its correct 1.85 to 1 aspect ratio, and is NOT FULLSCREEN as the technical information elsewhere on this page claims. No bells or whistles, as befits the Archive Collection, though.
    That's all.
    (It IS, incidentally, a great movie.)

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Wicked Mix of Comedy and Mayhem

    By Bill

    from Lakewood, CO

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    • Fine Performances
    • Snappy Dialogue

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        Comments about Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray:

        "Deathtrap" was an obvious attempt to duplicate the success of "Sleuth", a play and movie that was also about two men playing deadly cat-and-mouse games in a country home filled with bizarre objects. "Deathtrap" was hugely successful on Broadway, but this movie version failed to duplicate that success. By piling on the twists and surprises, playwright Ira Levin and screenwriter Jay Presson Allen created numerous plot holes and lapses in logic. Also, Allen created a new and unsatisfying ending for the movie.

        Despite all these problems, the movie actually plays well the first time you watch it. It's only during repeat viewings that the plot begins to unravel. The movie is basically a satire, and the wonderfully witty dialogue carries you along through the sloppy bits. The actors are all excellent (although Dyan Cannon has been criticized for going "over the top"---you can judge that for yourself). Sidney Lumet's direction is masterful: 95% of the movie takes place in a single setting, yet it never becomes tedious.

        This Blu-ray is big upgrade from the 1999 DVD that was "modified to fit your TV". The widescreen image is sharp, the colors are rich and the audio is crisp. There are 38 chapters (a bit of an overkill), but there is no chapter menu. On the other hand, there are (gasp!) subtitles which can help you cut through Caine's accent. I hope this is a new trend for for the Warner Archive.

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        5.0

        Thanks!

        By George the Movie Buff

        from Chicago, IL

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              Comments about Deathtrap (MOD BD) Blu-ray:

              Thanks Warner Archive for this great BD!
              How about "Dolores Claiborne," "Hairspray (1988)," "My Favorite Year," "Mildred Pierce," "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "The Women," or "Stage Door" for a future BD release?

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